Studies Point to Value of AP

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Amid some doubts about the program, 2 analyses in Texas find significant college gains linked to the advanced courses in high school.

Harvard Moves Ahead on Curricular Reform

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Panel's final general education plan keeps requirements on the U.S. and science, adds humanities, and eases away from religion.

$500 Fines for Political Profs

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Faculty members who speak on controversial topics would pay -- literally -- under bill approved by Arizona Senate panel.

Failings of Science Education

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Papers at AAAS identify failings of computer science, undergrad instruction and belief systems in the United States.

Riled Up Over Changed Grades

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Kean U. admits that some students were inappropriately allowed to avoid a professor's F's, but institution won't restore the grades.

Envisioning a New Ed.D.

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Nationwide effort to "reclaim" the education doctorate and distinguish it from the Ph.D. gets under way.

Elephant Not in the Room

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Be more interactive. Give pop quizzes. Make class mandatory. Don't bother. Professors respond to sluggish class attendance.

Revising the Teaching of Writing

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U. of Denver aims to redefine not only how freshmen are taught, but the relationship between those who teach it and other faculty.

Anxiety, Values and Undergrad Education

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Presidents and professors gather to consider and share deep worries about who goes to college and what happens to them there.

When Creative Writing Provides a Clue

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Va. Tech killer's assignments set off alarm bells -- and illustrate the quandary faced by many a professor.


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